Inside VVA Chapters

Chapter 1054 Restores the Pride

March 17, 2016

Five years ago a handful of Vietnam veterans got together and decided it was time to organize a local chapter. A goal of 35 members was set to meet the minimum required by VVA. Some…

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A Year of Expansion for Chapter 111

March 17, 2016

The members of Western Massachusetts  Chapter 111  had a very busy 2015. March: The chapter held the first of two bingo nights at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Paul Chrzan organized the event, with support…

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Chapter 960 Honors Firefighters

March 15, 2016

Manning, SC Chapter 960 recently honored two courageous firefighters, Lt.  Michael Cothran and Gene Morris. These men exemplified heroism when they rescued people trapped in a van that was moving through water last year. There…

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College Fund

Chapter 939 Awards College Scholarships

March 15, 2016

Chapter 939 in Hays recently decided to reach out to its community in a unique way. The chapter awarded four $500 scholarships to area students. For the past seven years, the chapter has offered scholarships…

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Chapter 596 Donates to Veterans Home in Knoxville

March 15, 2016

Edward G. Sharpe Chapter 596 in Cleveland joined in efforts with members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25 to improve the Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans Home in Knoxville. Together the two groups donated…

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Chapter 955 Helps the Storm-Ravaged

March 8, 2016

The Michael P. Callahan Chapter 955 in Wildwood , along with its partner, American Legion Post 184 in Wildwood, recently recognized that there was a desperate need for local relief assistance. After the blizzard at…

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Vietnam Memorial to be Completed October 2017 in Texas

February 25, 2016

Local VVA Chapters are not the only ones who are interested in memorializing those who fought to protect the country. In Killeen, TX, a local business owner, Sandra Skinner,  challenged the community to donate to…

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Working Together: VVA Chapters and State Councils Fulfill a Last Request

February 18, 2016

When his wife, Sheri, telephoned VVA Oregon State Council President Ron Morgan to explain that her husband’s final wish was to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, Morgan knew he had to…

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Facing the Wall

February 18, 2016

The throbbing roar of fifty motorcycles announced the motorcade. Most of the riders had longish hair, beards, and mustaches. This gray brigade seemed serious, proud, and glad the trip was over. They had been in…

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Missing in Action, Not Recognition

February 18, 2016

A long line of motorcycles processed slowly through the Texas State Cemetery. Their arrival opened the ceremony on September 26 to memorialize 105 Texas Vietnam veterans listed as Missing in Action. Organized by VVA’s Austin…

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